Owls! Puppy on the coffee table!
When Moonstitches had just first posted her owls, I was smitten. Swooning.
When someone needed a gift for a 1-year-olds birthday party, I jumped out of my chair. An Owl! That kid needs an owl! Let's go make a prototype and pick fabrics right! now!
As long as we were at it, I threw one together for a co-worker who could use a little cheering up. She named him Puppy.
An Owl for Charlie, a co-creation with my roommate:
Puppy on the PrOwl on the Coffee Table:
-Inspired by Moonstitches. I saw a pattern schematic and made it up from there, with a quickie "muslin" test.
-Wool plaids from an old upholstery sample book, just the right size for these and not much more.
-Other fabric scraps from stash.
-I couldn't wait for Moonstitches' kindly provided "tutowlrial", but it's quite nice, and I am excited to try her method for the circle on the bottom - mine are a little free-hand wonky, though I'm pleased with my improving blind-stitching skills.
AmberCake-Faked Innovention: filled mostly with polyfill, then lentils for weight. It takes a little manuvering and a careful holding of the gathered bottom to get them to stay in there. Gives them a nice weight, makes them stand up straight or roll up to standing however you sit them down. Also, makes it a paperweight, which is exactly the excuse we all need to make them for grown-ups!